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Why do Some Cats Undergo From Whiskers Fatigue?


Hello everybody,

With our present 20% particular on Necoichi bowls with the code Necoichi we thought it will be an excellent alternative to re-visit the dreaded situation of Whiskers Fatigue!

“In fundamental phrases, whisker fatigue is just over-stimulation of the sensory system of the whiskers. What occurs when the whiskers are touched an excessive amount of, even whether it is fundamental brushing in opposition to meals and water dishes, is the cat’s mind will get an onslaught of sensory messages transmitted to their mind.” Dr Keyes from Cat Vet Tucson. A full article on this situation may be discovered right here.

So why do pet cats endure from this? Effectively in nature their Whiskers are there to permit them to navigate their territory! A cat identifies if they’ll match by way of small areas or if there are obstacles shut up from the contact of their Whiskers.

And naturally a wild cat wouldn’t have a human servant present them meals in a bowl! They must hunt their prey and would eat it within the open with out their whiskers touching any exhausting objects whereas consuming (or ingesting out of streams and rivers).

It’s one thing we had by no means actually considered till we seen that one in all our cats would ignore her usually favorite meals! However what are the precise indicators to look out for?

  • Refusal to eat or drink from their regular dishes
  • Pacing in entrance of the meals bowls and meowing like one thing is mistaken
  • Pawing at meals and water to attempt to pull it from the bowl
  • Performing extra aggressive round meals or treats when it’s given to them out of the dish

After studying about whisker fatigue we tried many several types of bowls however none of them appeared to be fairly proper till we discovered the Necoichi extra-wide bowls!

It’s not shocking that this bowl from Japanese firm Necoichi received the first place within the International Pet Expo awards. Not simply does it tackle the whisker fatigue downside however it additionally addresses the difficulty of cats liking to eat from the center of the bowl! Because of its designed curve the meals naturally gravitates in the direction of the middle avoiding the oh so widespread problem of a cat complaining that the bowl is empty whereas it’s nonetheless half full! 😉

Additional to this, the bowls are manufactured from ceramic which avoids the widespread problem we noticed with huge bowls manufactured from bamboo composite or plastic. With the bamboo composite or plastic irrespective of how exhausting we cleaned them they result in the issue eater cat growing feline zits because of the micro organism residing within the materials of the bowls we used previous to the ceramic bowls.

And lastly, the raised design simply makes it simpler for cats to eat in addition to cut back the chance of vomiting in cats which can be vulnerable to the latter!

“The usage of an elevated bowl permits gravity to help in transferring meals from the mouth to the abdomen. Cats with different consuming or swallowing issues can also profit from an elevated meals bowl.” Quote By Catherine Barnette DVM

The additional-wide raised bowls now are available in 7 fabulous designs from Necoichi and we’re very fortunate to have been capable of supply these for our on-line store alongside the remainder of the spectacular Necoichi vary. And till the tip of August you will get 12% off with the code Sakura (Low cost may be utilized in your basket / cart on the suitable hand backside facet or as a clickable hyperlink on the highest of the checkout web page) in our on-line store.

The designs at present out there for this bowl are Basic, Sakura 2022 , Trendy Sakura, Fuji, Botanical Backyard, Vibrant Dots and Nala cat which options a picture of the manufacturers’ mascot Nala!

After all, the model additionally has extra inexpensive normal sized and enormous bowls in addition to water bowls for those who don’t essentially require the extra-wide bowl to keep away from whisker fatigue! This actually does depend upon the scale of your cat and all of their bowls are whisker pleasant designed. Our three-legged cat Nubia is particularly happy about this because it makes it simpler for her to drink and eat always.

The complete vary may be seen right here. And don’t overlook to make use of the code Necoichi for 20% off.

And if in case you have issues with spillage regardless of the particular lip design to minimise this within the first place… why not add a Necoichi eating tray!

Thanks,

Marc


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